Research Study for
An Innovative Vaccine
Healthy Adults can join a University of Pennsylvania research program investigating ways to prevent HIV.
Philadelphia, PA
Compensation up to $850
HIV-Negative
Healthy Adults
18 - 50 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study
Researches are developing a new vaccine that enables the body's immune system to adapt to the appearance of HIV proteins and prevent spread of the disease.
There are an estimated 38 million cases of HIV in the world today and the disease has claimed the lives of over 33 million people worldwide. Many populations around the globe are still at risk based on where they live and their ethnic group, gender, and age range. New HIV research is critical to the prevention of this disease.

Research at University of Pennsylvania are studying vaccines that are made from two parts: a protein and an adjuvant. Adjuvants are substances that help the immune system respond better. In this study, researchers will test one protein with different adjuvants. The study vaccines are not made from HIV and cannot give you HIV.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
This study aims to develop a safe vaccine to prevent HIV. Researchers are investigating how to help the immune system protect people from disease.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Medically healthy
  • BMI < 37
  • 4 or less sex partners is last 6 months
  • HIV- (negative)
What will happen if I participate in the study?
You will have a screening visit to see if you qualify involving a physical exam, HIV test and health history, blood and urine tests. If you qualify for the study, you will receive 3 injections and will have 9 follow-up/in-between visits.

The study vaccines cannot give you HIV. The study vaccines are not made from actual HIV. It is impossible for the study vaccines to give you HIV. Also, they cannot cause you to give HIV to someone else.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $850 for your time and travel to the site throughout your study involvement.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for the study medicine or study tests.